Tres Cantos (3 Songs)

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Tres Cantos (3 Songs)

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Tres Cantos – translated to "Three Songs" (USDA).   Red tomato with dense foliage and good fruit production. Variability in ribbing and size. On the larger side but not quite a beefsteak. Indeterminate. A rare tomato from the Basque region.

We have been following the accepted name from the people we received it from. However, to illustrate the need to for historical accuracy, we include the following from a wonderful woman who wrote:

"You wrote, "Tres Cantos (Three Songs)," but this is not the correct translation. Three songs would actually be tres canciones; cantos is the verb singing, and other meanings as well. In this case, the Spanish call their tomato "Tres Cantos (Three Edges)." If you are using Google Translator, use the link for "other translations" and you will see other options, including "edges" and "borders." If you search keywords "Three Edges Tomato," you will see a number of listings from Spanish vendors that confirm the translation. Here is one (look on the packet): http://semillasbatlle.es/en/241. Tres Cantos is actually a city in Spain. The city has a peculiar structure. It consists of three phases, each one subdivided (mostly) in different sectors. This is where we get the "three edges," or "three borders." I would go with "edges," since that is how the Spaniards themselves are translating it."

This is a mainstay in our production because of its valuable history, rarity, and taste.

 

Packet: 25-40 seeds

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